A step-by-step tutorial of my recent red and purple smokey eye, this look is perfect for the holidays! Plus, who doesn't love a little Sugarpill?
Start off by applying a primer and/or base to the entire eye area. I used Too Faced Shadow Insurance as my primer to prevent creasing, applying it from my lid into my brows, and also along my bottom lashline. I then applied a bit of MAC Painterly Paintpot as my base to give the loose eyeshadows something to cling to.
Next, under the brow and to the inner corner of the eye, apply a matte eyeshadow that is slightly lighter than your skintone.
wet n wild ColorIcon eyeshadow single in Brulee
To the lid, apply a reddish base.
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Rust (applied directly then blended out with my finger)
To the lid, over the placement of the red base, pat on a bold red eyeshadow.
Sugarpill loose eyeshadow in Asylum
Blend a matte eyeshadow that is slightly darker than your skin tone into the crease. This will blend out the lid color, add definition, and tone down the boldness of the red a bit.
Ulta eyeshadow in Camel
Very lightly buff a skintoned shimmer eyeshadow to your browbone and inner corner. This will add a glow to the browbone.
MAC eyeshadow in Naked Lunch
Along the bottom lashline, apply a vibrant, sparkling purple.
Sugarpill loose eyeshadow in Weekender.
Deepen the outer V and very outer part of the bottom lashline with a matte black eyeshadow. Apply the black along your top lashline as well.
MAC eyeshadow in Carbon
Next, apply a skintoned liner to your bottom waterline. Alternatively you can use a skintoned base. This brightens the eye but appears more natural that a stark white eyeliner.
MAC Paintpot in Painterly
Add mascara and lashes (optional).
Add foundation if you haven't, lips and cheeks.
The final look!
For more pictures and product info, please visit THIS blog post.
If you recreate this look, I'd love to see! Feel free to post a link to your recreation in the comments below. You can also e-mail me! Hope to see your beautiful faces. xoxo